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  • Stocks retreated Tuesday after several earnings reports beat expectations but economic numbers missed their targets.  Apple and Caterpillar surged after their earnings blew past forecasts.

  • Stocks drifted lower on Tuesday despite upbeat earnings from Apple as well as a number of Dow components including Caterpillar. What should you be watching?

  • The market's rally has been similar to the geyser after the waterfall, and while it isn't yet time to "be in the bunker," it's time to start playing a little more conservatively, said Barry James, co-manager of the five-star rated James Balanced Golden Rainbow Fund.

  • This earnings season, traders want to see more than an earnings beat due to cost-cutting measures. They want to see an improvement or beat in revenue as well, signaling that business is growing again.

  • Why does the momentum of this market rebound continue to confound some of the Street's most credible strategists?

  • Stocks opened mixed after several earnings reports beat expectations but economic numbers missed their targets. Dan Genter of RNC Genter Capital Management and Alan Gayle of RidgeWorth Capital Management shared their market outlooks.

  • Caterpillar posted better-than-expected earnings on Tuesday and raised its full-year forecast. Eli Lustgarten, analyst at Longbow Research, shared his analysis of the company and two other global construction firms.

  • A double dip in the economy? Caterpillar doesn't think so.

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    Topline beats take back seat to positive 2010 commentary. Six big names beat earnings estimates: Apple, Coke, Pfizer, United Technologies and Caterpillar all beat on the bottom line.

  • Futures were poised for a modestly higher open on the strength of more earnings surprises from some of Wall Street's leading companies.

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  • Stocks rallied on Monday on optimism about the slew of earnings ahead this week. So how should investors be positioned? Nick Calamos, head of investments and chief investment officer of Calamos Investments, and Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at Oppenheimer, shared their market insights.

  • After hours, the traders poured over the latest earnings from Apple and Texas Instruments. What do their numbers say about tech firms reporting later this week?

  • Stocks rallied Monday, after a wobbly start, as investors were optimistic about the slew of earnings ahead.

  • Stocks rallied Monday, after a wobbly start, as techs dragged but investors were optimistic about the slew of earnings ahead.

  • With Apple, Yahoo!, eBay and so many other tech earnings coming this week, what are the Fast Money traders watching?

  • Stocks moved higher Monday, after a wobbly start, as techs dragged but investors were optimistic about the slew of earnings ahead.

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    We are fast leaving behind the time that beating earnings because of cost efficiencies is sufficient to justify current multiples. Revenue growth must also return.

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    There are signs the nation's factories are stirring from one of the worst recessions in decades.  If nothing else, hints of a rebound at big industrial firms will boost the stock market and lift people's 401ks.

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    About half the Dow 30 and a quarter of the S&P 500 report next week, and analysts expect the majority of those companies—from a broad range of industries—to continue beating expectations.